This Month’s Focus: Outsourcing
Developing pediatric dosage forms
This article presents the challenges associated with developing pediatric solid oral dosage forms (SODFs), discusses some alternatives, and describes efforts to develop more patient-centric pediatric drug products.
Call in the experts: The benefits of outsourcing product testing and analysis
In this article, experts explain why contract testing is a logical choice for many pharmaceutical manufacturers and discuss common formulation and process issues, as well as what to look for when choosing a company to perform contract testing services.
Back Page: Deconstructing silos with an integrated outsourcing model
This article discusses the benefits of integrating contract research and development activities.
Planning for successful technology transfer
Technology transfer is very common in pharmaceutical manufacturing but is often taken for granted, which can lead to production problems and increased costs. This article describes the documentation steps required for performing a successful solid oral dosage technology transfer.
Factors to consider when purchasing a wash-in-place or clean-in-place tablet deduster
This article describes the types of tablet dedusters available, explains what you should consider when selecting deduster for your tableting process, and compares the benefits of wash-in-place and clean-in-place dedusters.
Eye on excipients: Tableting performance using lactose-based excipients
This edition of the column describes a study conducted to measure the tableting performance of vitamin B2 and C minitablets using lactose-based excipients.
Show Preview: CPhI North America
CPhI North America, a pharmaceutical trade show, has moved from Philadelphia, PA, to Chicago, IL, and will take place April 30-May 2. According to show organizers, Chicago is an ideal location for the expo and conference, because the Midwest boasts a growing life sciences sector, houses several major pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and employs more than 300,000 professionals in the bioscience industry.
Show Preview: Pharmintech
Pharmintech—an international expo and conference for the pharmaceutical, biotech, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical industries—will take place April 10-12 in Bologna, Italy. Organizers expect the number of attendees at the show to increase by 35 percent compared to 2016, the last time the show was held.
Show Preview: Excipient World
Excipient World, formerly known as ExcipientFest, now an IPEC-Americas event, offers participants excipient education and provides a marketplace to source excipient solutions from local manufacturers and global suppliers. Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the event has hosted more than 10,000 participants, and IPEC-Americas hopes to grow attendance by expanding the conference’s focus beyond the North American market.
How film-coating technology is addressing modern pharmaceutical industry trends
Improving cost efficiency and flexibility in tablet coating processes
Recent in vitro release testing activities
January: Capsule Filling
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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